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'Living alone is simply unaffordable': One reader shares the financial struggles of needing to share a roof with her in-laws

After publishing an article on how more and more UK parents and their adult children share a roof for financial reasons, we received a number of responses from our readers, and this one by a married woman living with her husband's parents, is even more relatable than the original article.

Parenting

"Men in South Africa get no real support": A dad's story about his life as a single parent, fighting for his kids

"I have found so many dads trying to get to their kids, wanting to support the kids, trying to be part of their lives... however the legal system seems to be biased."

Parenting

Does your 20-something adult child still live at home with you? Because for 63% of British parents same

Financial limitations and high housing costs are counted among the reasons two-thirds of British singles in their 20s live with parents. Here’s how it affects their lives.

Health

8-year-old bone marrow donor saves siblings’ lives

An American boy has cured his siblings of sickle cell disease by donating his bone marrow.

Parenting

Kids can’t hand out party invitations at school? Fair? Or are we being a little too sensitive?

A school in Sydney just made the news for putting a policy in place banning learners from handing out invitations at school in order to protect the feelings of those who aren't invited. In many schools in South Africa, that is already common practice. Fair? Or are we being a little too sensitive?

Finance & Legal

Unmarried parent? Know your rights

It’s important to know where you stand with South Africa’s Children’s Act, especially if you’re not married. Both parents have certain rights and obligations, and familiarising yourself with the basics could save you a great deal of trouble.

Health

Thinking about getting 'the snip'? Here's how it works and why you shouldn't be worried

Are you considering getting “the snip”? Australian Lecturer James Dunn explains what the procedure entails and addresses the most frequently asked question: can it be reversed?

Parenting

"I am a 47-year-old divorced mom of two boys and a rescue puppy – this is what a "normal day" looks like for me"

By the time you wake the kids up in the morning, you've already done several tasks – it feels like you've lived through a full day. Because as a single, working mom, parenting is something else entirely.

Parenting

Why you need a momtribe to reduce the burnout of motherhood

"Women need closeness with other human beings every day." Psychologist and author Dr Sheryl Ziegler's TED Talk will change the way moms see friendships.

Parenting

The Ubuntu Baba Mama talks family, work and the one thing she’d change for women everywhere if she could

Being a mom, being a businesswoman, is hard work. And yet, Shannon McLaughlin, founder of Ubuntu Baba, manages to do both. With a few tips on how she manages to still spend time with her little one, and sharing her secret to believing in her brand and helping it grow (even after the whole Woolworths debacle) the working mom shares how she balances family and work life.

Parenting

A day in the life of a single mom

Two moms take us through the day-to-day reality of what it means to be a single mom, and provide some insightful advice for other single parents too.

Health

Prince Harry is calling you out for letting your kids play Fortnite

Prince Harry has some pretty strong opinions about Fortnite.

Parenting

Should your unborn baby have a digital footprint?

Posting pics of your child online without their consent could infringe on their right to privacy and compromise their online identity later on in life.

Parenting

Why is it so hard to make friends as a mother?

Former reality star Whitney Port just started the conversation on how hard it is to make friends when you're a parent.

Health

"My kid bumped his head!" When you should seek medical attention

“Every potential head injury in children should be taken seriously. As parents, we need to be aware of the risks of this common type of childhood injury so that we can ensure our children receive appropriate medical assessment and treatment in the event of a head injury.” Emergency medicine practitioner Dr Bianca Visser explains why parents should pay close attention when a child takes a bump to the head.

Parenting

Masechaba Ndlovu has perfected co-parenting – and this is how you can do it too

“Your children’s best interests should always be your priority."

Health

On World Autism Day, let's rethink the way we see disability

In language about disability, a vocabulary has evolved that suggests something is missing. This World Autism Day let's look at disability, not as something to apologize for, but rather as something to celebrate and embrace.

Finance & Legal

Mothers are still being discriminated against in the US because of the colour of their skin

Low-income black mothers in the USA routinely run the risk of having authorities cast a suspicious eye on them. Here one researcher dissects the dominant negative stereotypes about black women that shape how others in positions of authority view and treat them.

Health

Big Tobacco is using social media influencers to hook a new generation of smokers

A worrying social media trend which is seeing young influencers sharing photos of their glamorous tobacco-sponsored adventures with their underage social media followers.

Health

Game-changing invention reduces pain in premature babies

"I hope that this is a game changer in terms of how incubators are built in the future."

Parenting

When parents play favourites, what happens to the kids?

Is sibling favouritism real, or perceived? It turns out parents do behave differently with their children and, of course, children have their different thresholds for noticing these differences.

Parenting

Inuit, Aboriginal and other indigenous discipline methods from around the world

When it comes to discipline, indigenous societies prefer to keep things playful and calm. Here we look at a few surprising methods from remote cultures.

Parenting

Karamo's off-screen "modern family” will have you crying more than you do for Queer Eye

Karamo Brown’s definition of what it means to be a loving and supportive “modern family" will leave you feeling more moved than Antoni when he sees someone slicing an avocado.

Parenting

What to do if your teenager sees violent footage

Social media is fast becoming a new conduit for extreme violence, and as the favoured news source among young people, concerns have been raised about the potential impact such footage may have on the teen brain.

Parenting

Dumbo, Aladdin and The Lion King: Are these Disney live-action remakes really for kids?

There's so much hype around the live-action remakes of our most beloved children's movies coming out this year. But are they still appropriate enough for kids to see? We did an analysis of each and included the trailers for you to decide if you'll be booking their tickets along with yours, or a babysitter.

Family fun

Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester talks life as a mom and the things that make her the happiest

"One thing I have come to learn as a parent is that you have to step back and let your child struggle a little – let them fall down at the playground." Leighton Meester gets real about motherhood and we were pleasantly surprised at just how much we relate.

Parenting

Childlessness has been increasing in SA – by women's choice

We've seen a significant increase in childlessness in South Africa, and we know exactly when that increase started too. As it turns out, it's may not be such a bad thing...

Date night

"Alex and my kids are my everything": Jennifer Lopez and her new fiancé make life as a blended family look easy

JLo has found love again and this time her children have made her love story sweeter than it's ever been.

Health

Baby’s birth saves mom’s life: Cervical cancer detected during birth

A mom’s life was saved by giving birth, as it helped doctors detect a cancerous mass.
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